12 Steps to Recovery of the Bible: A Guide to Spiritual Healing

By applying the biblical principles of conviction, conversion, surrender, confession, restitution, prayer, quiet time, testimony and mutual help, which are found within the Eight Principles and the 12 Christ-centered Steps, you will restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God. The Twelve Steps have long been of great help to people in recovery. Discover how they connect with the Scriptures to find the true source of wisdom, the Word of God. Every day, more than 700,000 people seek treatment for addiction.

During the month of September, we celebrated with the residents of our program and the 23 million people in recovery who have made the courageous decision to begin their journey to healing and renewal. At City Mission, we offer Bible-based counseling to the men and women who participate in our life recovery programs. The Word of God is the guide we follow to show people how to get out of their problems and return to God. The City of Mission's life recovery programs have an overall proven success rate of 66% for those who stay with us for 90 days.

Recovery is at your fingertips step by step. Make today the first day of your recovery journey. Alcoholics Anonymous (A. A.) was founded by two men who considered liberation from God to be the key to their sobriety.

Their personal stories appear in Alcoholics Anonymous, known as the 'Big Book'. This expresses the same sentiment as in step 2 of the Twelve Steps program. As step 5 indicates, one must also be honest with oneself and face one's sins and mistakes. A.

also wisely recommends that alcoholics report their history of alcohol abuse and relevant mistakes and bad habits in their life to another person. Asking God to eliminate our deficiencies is one of the most important requests we can make. In addition to the Twelve Steps program, A. and many treatment centers use other basic concepts that can also be documented in the Scriptures.

These include encouraging alcoholics to find a sponsor they can call in case of temptation to encourage them not to drink; sponsors must have at least six months of sobriety. The main secret to the long track record of success of the Twelve Step program lies in the fact that these steps, learned from the bitter path of experience, have been in the Bible long before they were realized and formulated in A. A. and other 12-step organizations are intentionally spiritual but not denominational; nor are they affiliated with any particular God or faith; while this was done to maximize access in a very Christian and charitable way, it dilutes the power of the message a bit.

We strive to provide information, tools, and resources for working on a 12-step program (or any program that uses 12-step principles for recovery) in the simplest and most effective way possible. Step 10 is basically about making step 4 a continuous way of life, which should certainly be true for spiritual self-examination. All addicts who want to make a change must commit to honestly admitting their faults and taking necessary steps before God and man to improve these lack of character and live a happier life without pain from substance abuse. Step 5 requires a sincere and thorough admission of misconduct in response to recovering alcoholic's decision to give his life to God as required in third step.

Several years ago I helped hundreds of recovering alcoholics take fourth step as chaplain at an alcoholism treatment center. Since 1966 Faith Home has offered free residential recovery program focused on Christ 26 12 steps 8 weeks 26 homes for more than 40 000 men 26% women seeking freedom from alcoholism 26% drug addiction. The comfort of members in sobriety depends on their understanding and acceptance of steps not A. They see in them a path to a happy and effective life for many alcoholics or not (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions pp.

15-1). Therefore they considered God and Jesus Christ as source this power which is original intention behind 12 steps). With love Jesus Christ communion other Christians working on 12 Christian Steps Recovery offers faithful much more than any conventional secular rehabilitation could offer faithful. To effectively help others one must have successfully practiced above 11 steps.